Friday, 15 April 2011
Qwirkle game review
Qwirkle is a game of strategy.
Using 108 tiles; each with a coloured shape, selected from 6 colours and 6 shapes; you try to make the highest score possible making lines of shapes or colours.
The game can be played with between 2 and 4 players on a large table of floor space.
The game promotes itself for ages 6 and up, but Rachel is good with strategy and maths so she has been playing it since her she was just 5.
By far the best way to explain how the game works is with photos.
Here's my starting hand of 7 tiles.
Rachel had 3 tiles that could be placed together, more than anyone else, so she started with this:
Then mike went next with this:
And then this was my go:
After 3 rounds of us each having a go the board had progressed to this:
We normally find the game lasts an hour, especially now that we give mike a time limit on his go. It is rare that Rachel wins, but she's usually right up there with us and often second.
Today the game was 42 minutes long, and at least 5 qwirkles; at the end this was the look of the final board:
And the scores:
So here's what Rachel thinks of Qwirkle:
I love Qwirkle.
It's fun because you get to choose places where you put colours and shapes.
And also I love getting a Qwirkle by having a line of 6 pieces, you score 12 for that.
I don't like waiting for daddy to have a go, he takes ages.
I like the patterns the board makes, sometimes it's all big on the table, sometimes it's really small and squashed.